The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 399 370 379
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 33 57 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 34
Average daily rate £450 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £180.00
Blue Coat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9460 9947 10299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.10% 44.35% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6407 6428 6720
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 227 207
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £42.00 £33.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Blue Coat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat across the London region.

Blue Coat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 7 £500 +14.28% 2
Canary Wharf - 4 £438 -
Docklands, London - 3 £525 -
Westminster - 1 £413 -
Blue Coat
England

Blue Coat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat.

1 51 (77.27%) Cisco
2 43 (65.15%) Firewall
3 38 (57.58%) Network Security
4 37 (56.06%) CheckPoint
5 31 (46.97%) Juniper
6 30 (45.45%) WAN
6 30 (45.45%) F5
7 23 (34.85%) Finance
7 23 (34.85%) LAN
8 16 (24.24%) BGP
9 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
9 15 (22.73%) VPN
9 15 (22.73%) Windows
10 14 (21.21%) Linux
10 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (21.21%) OSPF
10 14 (21.21%) ProxySG
10 14 (21.21%) Data Centre
11 13 (19.70%) Symantec
11 13 (19.70%) Wireless
11 13 (19.70%) Oracle
12 12 (18.18%) Forcepoint
12 12 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (16.67%) HSRP
13 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 11 (16.67%) VLAN
13 11 (16.67%) Banking
13 11 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
13 11 (16.67%) Unix

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Blue Coat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.06%) JBoss
1 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
1 4 (6.06%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) ProjectWise
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (65.15%) Firewall
2 38 (57.58%) Network Security
3 30 (45.45%) WAN
4 23 (34.85%) LAN
5 16 (24.24%) BGP
6 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 15 (22.73%) VPN
7 14 (21.21%) OSPF
8 13 (19.70%) Wireless
9 12 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (16.67%) HSRP
10 11 (16.67%) Internet
10 11 (16.67%) VLAN
11 10 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (15.15%) DNS
12 9 (13.64%) DHCP
12 9 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (13.64%) NX-OS
12 9 (13.64%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Law
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 19 (28.79%) Security Engineer
3 16 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (21.21%) Architect
5 8 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Consultant
6 7 (10.61%) Security Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Security Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Network Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
9 4 (6.06%) Security Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Security Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Firewall Architect
10 3 (4.55%) Network Architect
10 3 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Technical Manager
10 3 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Middleware
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.03%) BBC
4 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) iDTV
5 1 (1.52%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 14 (21.21%) Linux
3 11 (16.67%) Unix
4 5 (7.58%) Solaris
5 1 (1.52%) VMS
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.15%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
3 7 (10.61%) Change Management
3 7 (10.61%) Web Filtering
4 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.58%) Network Design
5 5 (7.58%) Project Management
5 5 (7.58%) Service Management
6 4 (6.06%) Migration
6 4 (6.06%) Network Management
7 3 (4.55%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (4.55%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.55%) Network Packet Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) High Availability
8 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.03%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.03%) Security Operations
8 2 (3.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) C
1 1 (1.52%) Perl
1 1 (1.52%) Python
1 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) CCNP
3 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.12%) CCSE
5 6 (9.09%) CISSP
6 5 (7.58%) JNCIP
6 5 (7.58%) JNCIS
7 4 (6.06%) CCNA
8 3 (4.55%) CCDA
8 3 (4.55%) CCDP
9 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.52%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.52%) CCIE
10 1 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 14 (21.21%) ProxySG
2 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.61%) Snort
3 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
2 7 (10.61%) Proventia
3 4 (6.06%) BladeLogic
3 4 (6.06%) Control-M
3 4 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (6.06%) SCCM
4 3 (4.55%) OPNET
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.52%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (77.27%) Cisco
2 37 (56.06%) CheckPoint
3 31 (46.97%) Juniper
4 30 (45.45%) F5
5 13 (19.70%) Oracle
5 13 (19.70%) Symantec
6 12 (18.18%) Forcepoint
7 11 (16.67%) Palo Alto
8 7 (10.61%) Citrix
8 7 (10.61%) Fortinet
8 7 (10.61%) HP
8 7 (10.61%) Riverbed
8 7 (10.61%) Sourcefire
8 7 (10.61%) VMware
9 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 5 (7.58%) Nokia
11 4 (6.06%) Avaya
11 4 (6.06%) BEA
11 4 (6.06%) CA
11 4 (6.06%) Intel Security